Mzi Khumalo

Mzi Khumalo is a mining mogul in Africa and spent 12 years in Robben Island during apartheid. He also built part of the ANC structures and served in the KZN branch.




Ramaphosa can emulate Mexico’s successes


As President Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to unveil his strategy for turning the country around, it would be useful for him to take a leaf out of Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador’s book. South Africa has more in common with Mexico in terms of its developmental challenges than perhaps any other country, and Obrador has moved […]

Fraser’s fight for cold facts


A new parliament, a new president and a new promise. These are the direct results of the democratic elections held earlier this month. The new legislature and new executive, democracy once again affords us the opportunity to correct the errors of the past and address those issues which need attention. It is probably with this […]

Addressing hypertension in South Africa


Today, 16 May, is World Hypertension Day.  This day comes at the time where an imploding epidemic of chronic non-communicable diseases is threatening national healthcare systems sustainability, the economy of the country and claiming many preventable and avoidable deaths. Hypertensive disease in pregnancy is the leading cause of direct maternal deaths in South Africa. Pre-eclampsia […]


On memory of humans

Last week I visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC. The museum covers all aspects of the history...


Women of Sudan transform the paradigm

The leading figure in Sudan’s military council today - the notorious Himeidti - is the very same man who formed and led the Janjaweed...


South Africa and Nigeria: Africa’s Sleeping Giants?

In a year packed with many African elections, Nigeria went to the polls in February and South Africa votes this week. This begs the...